Gayle Newman, left, and Bill Newman in Dealey Plaza on Nov. 21, 2013.
I was in Dealey Plaza yesterday and I saw Bill Newman talking to a TV correspondent. On November 22, 1963, Newman and his wife Gayle and their young two children were among the people closest to President Kennedy when the fatal shot rang out.
I recalled my own conversation with Newman seven years ago. We spoke in the lobby of the hotel where we were both attending a JFK research conference. A plumber by trade, he struck me as a down-to-earth man who accepted the accident that delivered him into one of the most decisive moments in American history, and he lived with it responsibly.
Here’s what Newman told me:
JFK was killed for his policy on silver coinage, says “investigative reporter” Bruce Montalvo in this unconvincing portentous video that also locates “the Rothschilds, the Warburgs and the oligarchical psychopaths” on the grassy knoll. Perhaps the ancient banking empires of Europe and the Federal Reserve Bank deserve abusive criticism–but not of this sort. Read more
One perennial question people have about the JFK story is, Who do I believe? One credible witness is a man named Bill Newman. He was there, about 15 feet from JFK, when the gunfire rang out. His testimony is important. Read more